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Re: about GNU Hurd

From: Daniel Martin
Subject: Re: about GNU Hurd
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 14:36:15 +0100

On Mon, 2007-07-16 at 15:26 +0200, Jonathan Carter wrote:
> Daniel Martin wrote:
> > I was unable to access that site, perhaps the server is down. The latest
> > snapshots are from January 2006. Alfred has stated that there is
> > currently little point in creating a new snapshot.
> Is GNU/Hurd now an abandoned project? I always hoped that it would some 
> day see some kind of a version 1.0 come to light. Linux is ok though, 
> but it seems that it's going to stay on GPLv2 for at least a while.

GNU/Hurd isn't abandoned, but it does need more people to work on it.
Linux has no choice but to stick with GPLv2 as they removed the `or any
later version' clause, and therefore to change the license to GPLv3
would require the consent of all the copyright holders. But to be honest
the license doesn't matter that much, as long as it is free.

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer.

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